Fire College to Be Held in Indiana

Fire College to Be Held in Indiana

A fire college is to be held at Purdue University on April 13, under the joint auspices of the University, State Fire Marshal’s office, the Indiana Fire Chiefs’ Association, the Indiana Firemen’s Association, the Northern Indiana Industrial and Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the Indiana Section, American Water Works Association. The sessions will be held in the Memorial Union Building of the University.

The program is as follows:

9:30 a.m.—Decreasing Our National Fire Bosses Through Fire Prevention. Richard E. Vernor, Western Actuarial Bureau, Chicago. Discussion: Joseph Scherer, Chief Inspector, State Fire Marshal’s Office. Bernard A. Lynch, Chief Division of Fire Prevention, Indianapolis. Frank H. Miller, Chairman, Fire Prevention Committee, Indiana Firemen’s Association.

10:20 a.m.—Fighting Fires in Advance Through Systematic Inspection. Harry E. Voshell. Fire Chief. Indianapolis. Discussion: Clarence Goldsmith. Assistant Chief Engineer, National Board of Fire Underwriters.

11 a.m.—Control of Arson. E. L. Donovan, Special Agent, Committee on Incendiarism and Arson, National Board of Fire Underwriters. Discussion: Clem Smith, Indiana State Fire Marshal.

11:35 a.m.—The Value of a Well Operated Automatic Sprinkler System. John R. Hamilton. Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America, Cleveland.

12:15 p.m.—Luncheon—Memorial Union Building. Election of Officers and Committee Reports.

1:10 p.m.—The Value of An Adequate Supply of Water for Fire Fighting. Malcolm Pirnie, President, American Water Works Association, New York City.

1:40 p.m.—A State Fire College—Its Value and Method of Operation. Clarence Goldsmith, Assistant Chief Engineer, National Board of Fire Underwriters. Discussion: Al G. Feeney, Director of Safety, State of Indiana. W. M. Claiborne, President. Indiana Fire Chiefs Association. Logansport. Wm. Steinmetz, President, Indiana Firemen’s Association, Evansville. W. A. Knapp, Professor in Charge Engineering Extension Department. Purdue University. Harry E. Voshell. Fire Chief, Indianapolis.

2:40 p.m.—Effective Utilization of the Public Water Supply in Fire Fighting. W. C. Mabee, Chief Engineer, Indianapolis Water Company.

3:05 p.m.—The Importance of a Volunteer Fire Department. Clem Smith, State Fire Marshal. Discussion: T. J. Yoos, President. Northern Indiana Industrial and Volunteer Firemen’s Association. L. W. Brown, Fire Chief, Rockville, Ind.

4:00 p.m.—Demonstrations, Fire Drills, etc. J. J. O’Brine, Drill Master, Indianapolis Fire Department.

Fire Apparatus Designed to Run on Railroad Rails A Pirsch 500-gallon type pumper has been constructed for the U. S. Navy station at Oahu. Hawaiian Islands. It will be placed in service at the U. S. Navy Ammunition depot, and as there are no roads over which a motor vehicle can travel in that territory, the apparatus was designed for rail work.

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